Nissin i60A review

As a powerful flashgun, this Nissin is a small wonder that punches well above its weight

Nissin i60A flashgun - front and rear views
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Proving that bigger isn’t always better, this Nissin is a refreshingly compact flashgun with real power. The i60A covers all the bases and puts them into an unusually compact package. We love how handling is enhanced by the graphical user interface, based around a color LCD screen. What's more it is great value at the price and the kit version that includes a wireless RF trigger is also appealing.


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    Big power output for a small hotshoe flash

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    Available in versions for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and MFT cameras

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    Detailed, colored LCD control panel


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    The LED light option is welcome, but not very powerful

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There are many small, lightweight flashguns on the market that arguably look more at home on mirrorless cameras than they do on chunky DSLRs. However, most only have a meagre maximum power output, rudimentary onboard controls, and often lack an LCD screen around the back. This Nissin proves that you really can squeeze a quart into a pint pot, with its powerful Gn 60 rating, 24-200mm motorized zoom head, and an elegant user interface based around a graphical color screen. 


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.